Auctions America's Car Specialist Team
Auctions America’ expert team of specialists boasts more than 140 years of combined experience in buying, selling, racing and restoring collector cars and motorcycles. This makes them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. As active enthusiasts, their shared passion and extensive industry knowledge helps make Auctions America events the premier venue for both buyers and sellers.
A lifelong automotive enthusiast, Donnie Gould has more than 35 years of experience in the vintage automobile auction and restoration business. His vast knowledge of classic cars comes from his father Tiny Gould. Donnie learned about the hobby firsthand from one of the first full-time antique automobile dealers in the United States. Donnie joined the RM Auctions team in 2002 as a Southeast region car specialist and partner. Over the past decade, he has played an integral role in developing the company's Florida auction presence, generating impressive results at both the Fort Lauderdale and Amelia Island events. Donnie was appointed president of Auctions America in 2010 to oversee the company's ever-expanding auction calendar. In addition to leading the Auctions America team, he continues to play a significant role as a senior car specialist with its parent company, RM Auctions. Donnie has a strong familiarity with a wide range of classic automobile marques, with a specialization in Shelby Mustangs and high-performance Fords.
Megan BoydCar Specialist Manager
A lifelong car enthusiast, Megan Boyd joined the Auctions America team in 2012 as a car specialist following a decade long career in the classic car business. Having a "car guy" as a father and no brothers, Megan quickly filled the shoes of any son he could ever want, spending countless hours with him in the garage. Always feeling the need for speed, she began drag racing at age 14 around the Midwest. Upon completion of high school, Megan earned a dual degree in Public Relations and Journalism before returning to school to pursue a degree in automotive engineering. She has used these degrees to market, promote and write about her true passion: classic cars. Megan has a special affinity for hot rods and customs and enjoys touring in her custom 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air 'Black Beauty'. When she's not on the road attending car shows, Megan can be found at home tinkering in the garage on her Bel Air or one of her other favorite cars, early V8 Fords.
Gord DuffCar Specialist
In 1998, Gord Duff joined RM Auctions, where he was responsible for the transportation and logistics of both the auction and restoration divisions. Over time, his role expanded to include managing the operational aspects of the design and execution of RM's North American auction events. Through these professional capacities, Duff fostered close relationships with clients and developed an extensive technical familiarity with virtually every vintage marque. Now a car specialist, Duff utilizes the knowledge he has acquired from his various roles at RM, as well as from growing up with his father, a car dealer for more than 50 years. A key player in Auctions America's car specialist team from its inception, Duff has a solid knowledge of and appreciation for a broad variety of collector cars, with a special affinity for pre-war classics, including Duesenbergs and Packards.
Keith KoscakCar Specialist
Keith Koscak joined the RM Auctions team in 2009 as a car specialist and has been involved with Auctions America since its inception. A lifelong automotive aficionado, his passion for fine automobiles started early in life when a family friend allowed Keith to help prep collector cars for various shows and concours events around the country. Keith has been a familiar face at RM events since 2000, assisting with the line-up and deepening his knowledge of and experience with the auction business and collector car hobby. While he is most experienced with muscle cars, Corvettes, and 1950s and 1960s classics, his favorite automobiles range from pre-war classics to vintage race cars and Ferraris.
Ken WallaceCar Specialist
Ken Wallace first joined the RM Group of Companies in 1999 as a Car Specialist based out of RM Auction's Ypsilanti office. Following the purchase of the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana he played an instrumental role in the establishment of Auctions America which launched in July 2010. Born and raised in the enthusiastic classic car climate of California, Wallace has made a significant contribution to the vintage automobile sector over the years. Prior to joining the RM group, Wallace spent close to twenty years in the restoration business working for an esteemed private collector who focused primarily on Pierce Arrows, Packards, Corvettes, Shelbys and Ferraris. It was through that position that he developed an impressive and comprehensive knowledge of a broad variety of classic marques and models. Ken currently represents Auctions America on the East Coast of the United States.
Cody EarlywineCar Specialist
Cody Earlywine joined Auctions America as a car specialist in June 2011. The son of Brent Earlywine, Auctions America's lead auctioneer, Cody has been fully immersed in the Midwest's auction scene since his youth. An active enthusiast, his passion for the collector car hobby was born through early exposure to classic car auctions and regular attendance at various races and car shows across the country, including IndyCar, the Indy 500 and NASCAR, many of which he still attends today. As a specialist, Cody's expertise lies in American muscle and classic cars of the 1950s and 1960s.
Matt MalamutCar Specialist
A Southern California native, Matt Malamut joined the Auctions America team in 2012 after growing up in the thriving west coast collector car scene. Son of an eclectic collector, restorer and automotive dealer, he is well versed in the principles of collecting and has developed a passion for making friends in the business, and most importantly, bridging the next generation of new, young enthusiasts to the hobby. Matt's expertise focuses on postwar American and European Classics, and oddly enough, Microcars, thanks to his father's collection. Growing up, Matt had the privilege of both owning and working on a 1969 Camaro Z11 Pace Car and a supercharged 1936 Desoto Rumble-Seat Custom Coupe. He has attended numerous concours and Cruise Nights over the years, his favorite car event being the Historic Races at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California. Matt's most memorable automotive experience was racing that same track at the Skip Barber Racing School.
Matt TraylorCar Specialist
Matt Traylor joined the Auctions America team in 2012 following a wide range of experience in the hobby. A passionate classic and collector car enthusiast, he began his career in the auction business in 1998 and has worked in the industry as a car specialist, auctioneer and ring man ever since. Most recently, Matt was a key sales team member with the Evans Toyota car dealership in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a specialist, Matt's expertise lies in Ford Thunderbirds and Chevrolet Camaros.
Alexander WeaverCar Specialist
Alexander Weaver joined Auctions America as a Car Specialist in 2011 after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born into a car family with a fourth generation car dealership, Alexander grew up surrounded by collectible cars and was always encouraged by his father and grandfather to learn as much as possible about them. Noting that his father was always generous enough to share his car collection, Alexander says that driving and washing old cars are two of the most intimate ways to know a car. Thoroughly immersed in all aspects of the collector car hobby, Alexander easily fills his time with research and rallies, having recently participated in the Sarasota Exotic Car Rally and 34th Annual Bastille Day Tour with the Petersen Museum. With a broad knowledge of a variety of marques and eras, Alexander's passion and specialization lies in American and European sports cars including Shelby and Ferrari along with American muscle.
Jake AuerbachCar Specialist
Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic car restoration shop in Long Island, New York. He graduated from Pace University in 2013 with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Photography, and spent the last two years managing a classic car facility in New York, before joining Auctions America in February, 2015. As a car specialist, Jake's role focuses on competition vehicles and post-war European sports and touring cars. He is a member of Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA) and the Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC), and has competed in a number of long distance road rallies, including the Great Race and the Trans-America Challenge.
Brent EarlywineChief Auctioneer
Brent Earlywine, Chief Auctioneer at Auctions America, boasts over three decades of experience in the auction industry. A key member of the Auctions America team, Brent has been with the company since its inception, as well as enjoyed a long-running association with RM Auctions. A third generation auctioneer, Brent grew up attending auctions with his father, later graduating from the (name of auction school) in January 1984. He has been involved in thousands of auctions in more than 30 states over the course of his career. His love for collector cars started in Auburn in 1988 and has led to a strong knowledge of the various marques, models and eras.